Board of Directors


Karl Brack

Board Vice Chair

Columbia Gas of Virginia

Elizabeth Whalley Buono

Hancock, Daniel L.L.C.     

Angie Collins


Jamia Crockett

Families Forward Virginia


Alex DerHovhannessian  


Rudy Garcia

Board Treasurer  

Global View Capital Advisors


Jeanine Harper

Greater Richmond SCAN


Chavis Harris

Immediate Past Chair  

Angels 4 Angels Inc.   

Stanley Jones 

Stafford County Public Schools


Sarah McLean

Adiuvans Foundation

Cynthia Morrow, MD

Va Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Jon Nafziger

Child Health Partnership


Jace Padden 

Friedman Law Firm PC   


Angie Russ 

City of Hampton
Healthy Families


Jim Seevers

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Ed Speedling 


John Thomas

Board Chair 


Roberta Tinch

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital


Laurel Aparicio, Director of Early Impact Virginia, First Lady of Virginia Pamela Northam and former CEO Lisa Specter-Dunaway

Jamia Crockett

Chief Executive Officer 

Jamia was already quite familiar with Families Forward before becoming CEO in February 2021, having earlier served on our Board of Directors as Treasurer. Most recently Jamia worked at Mary Washington Healthcare, and previously she worked in various health systems across both Virginia and North Carolina focused on Strategic Planning and Business Development with extensive experience in research and evaluation.

Jamia has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from William and Mary, and a Master’s in Health Administration from VCU. Jamia is also an adjunct professor in executive leadership skills at Virginia Commonwealth University.